Among the actresses supposedly considering playing the leading role are “Alias” star Jennifer Garner, Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson and Misha Sedgwick, the late Edie’s niece. So far, the only actor actually cast is Andrea Reese, who will play Vogue editor Diana Vreeland.
Edie Sedgwick was a debutante from a wealthy family in Massachusetts. She met Andy Warhol in 1965, when she was just 22 and became part of his infamous coterie. Like many of Warhol’s followers, she appeared in several of the painter’s experimental films, most famously 1966’s “Chelsea Girls.” From 1968 until her death by drug overdose in 1971, she was in and out of mental hospitals. She burned down apartments she lived in on Sutton Place and The Chelsea Hotel. Since her death, she has become a figure of fascination for biographers and filmmakers, and an emblem of the sordid cum-glamorous side of ‘60s culture.